Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
of statistics and the economic environment that we're in today? >> now, i wish i had an answer to that one. you know, i've said before that there is a highway into poverty today, and there's not even a sidewalk out. and there's very little, once you get there, and you are so there, that can be done to help you at this point in time. because there aren't the jobs, there aren't the resources, there aren't the credit limits that there used to be. so the real key here is, what can you do out there right now to prevent yourself from going into poverty? and i always say that there are three things. three things that if we could just learn to ask ourselves, before we spend a penny. number one, is it a need or a want? obviously, if it's a need, you have to buy it. if it's a want, can you just walk away? you have to get as much pleasure in saving as you do spending. this era of spending, spending, spending has got to go. and last but not least, we all have to get as much pleasu in saving as we do spending. so, you know, it's very interesting. >> suze, what if you're one of those people who's unemployed.
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
that the polls are shifting? >> i think the polls are shifting and the environment may be better, but the intensity of this issue, how strongly do people feel about it, is still on the side of the gun owner. so, what you have to do, the president and other also have legislation and regulations, we have to build a climate -- a political climate in this country where it's safer for politicians to support this legislation. and that is not an easy thing to do. but i think it's important to try. >> and i just want to outline some of the recent polls. they fascinated me. i don't know if i'm naive to this they seem to have significantly shifted on a number of different levels. when it comes to sat s ts t s s with gun laws, a "usa today" gallup poll suggested that 30% of those were dissatisfied and wanted stricter gun control. 43% were satisfied. 5% wanted less strict guns. when you break it down into specifics, that's what the president is doing today, the nationwide ban on semiautomatic handguns, 51% support that. and a nationwide ban on high capacity ammunition clips, that number is e
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
restored with great care and attention to welcome students back into a peaceful and safe environment. many businesses and groups are promoting the love we have in newtown as well as fund-raising to help those in most need. neighbors here and elsewhere are reaching out to each other to provide support, services, listening ear, a shoulder to cry on. i've had the honor to meet people from similar events in aurora, columbine, and virginia tech, and hope they can teach us ways to help heal our families and town. i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling another parent next time. i do not want there to be a next time. the sandy hook promises the start of our change, it is a promise we make for our community, but we need a nation of communities to join us in making and delivering on these promises if we are going to achieve true transformation. i don't know yet what these changes are, i come with no preconceived agenda. i do believe there is no quick fix single action, but instead a multitude of interlinked actions that are needed. i love newtown and i love sandy hook. my fa